MSC Cruises and Fincantieri have announce the signing of a memorandum of agreement for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships. The deal is valued at more than €2 billion.
MSC Cruises and STX France have signed an order for the construction of a fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship. Due to be delivered in 2023, this vessel will be equipped with a new generation of dual-fuel engines designed to run on liquefied natural gas.
MSC Cruises has officially taken delivery of its new flagship MSC Seaview at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The delivery ceremony took place in the presence of Gianluigi Aponte, the shipowner and founder of MSC Group.
MSC Cruises has revealed MSC Bellissima will be christened in Southampton, UK. The glamorous event that will take place on March 2nd next year will be attended by more than 2,000 guests, including VIPs and important British stakeholders.
A ceremony has taken place at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, as MSC Cruises officially took delivery of its new flagship MSC Seaside.
MSC Cruises and Fincantieri have celebrated the float out of MSC Seaview. The ceremony took place at the Monfalcone shipyard in Italy, where the ship is being built.
Cruise Critic has announced a new partnership with MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, to expand the Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle program. Starting March 2017, MSC Cruises will host Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle parties, allowing people who have been chatting online to meet in person while on-board.
MSC Cruises and Fincantieri, heir to the great tradition of Italian shipbuilding and one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world, marked a key milestone in the building of MSC Seaview with the celebration of the maritime tradition-rich coin ceremony.
MSC Cruises has exercised an option for two Meraviglia-Plus mega cruise ships with STX France. The two underlying options had been confirmed by MSC Cruises executive chairman Pierfrancesco Vago in February. Now the two companies have agreed on all ship specifications hence construction will be able to begin in earnest.
MSC Cruises has introduced a second ship, the recently fully refurbished MSC Armonia, to homeport in Havana alongside MSC Opera. MSC Armonia earlier marked her traditional Maiden Call as she arrived in Havana on the final leg of her Grand Voyage from Genoa, Italy.
MSC Cruises has announced the expansion of its offering for the UK & Irish market with a new ship calling at Southampton. Starting in 2018, for the first time, MSC Magnifica will board UK and Irish passengers on ex-UK cruises to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, to address the strong growth in demand the company has been experiencing.